Iris Virtual Assistants was born out of a love of the supportive PA role and a desire to do more to support, female-founded, female-led businesses, in uncertain times, especially those that are pushing boundaries in what might be considered typically white male-dominated industries. The most successful people and businesses in the world are those that have dedicated support they can trust.
Iris Virtual Assistants was founded in 2020. A global pandemic, made us and so many others, especially business owners, re-evaluate our work-life balance. Unfortunately, while we have made strides in recent decades, it is clear that women juggling work and family commitments become scapegoats in economic downturns. Why? Childcare, which almost always falls to women.
We want women to know that not everything has to fall on their shoulders. We are passionate about supporting women in growing their own businesses, by taking away the things they don't need to focus on, reclaiming some very valuable time to focus on the things they do. When you feel discouraged by overwhelm, we will
step in and remind you why you started. The professional cheerleader and confidant you never knew you needed. Your business is our business - we succeed when you succeed.
Iris Virtual Assistants are a team of women and mums who understand sacrifice and juggling and want to work flexibly around their lives while offering that same flexibility and dedication to our clients. Flexibility and an ability to adapt to change will be absolutely key in a post-pandemic working environment.
What's in a name?
We wanted a name that both described us as Virtual Assistants and embodied our values.
The iris of the eye, to represent our eye for detail.
The iris flower, a symbol of wisdom, trust, and hope.
And Iris, the Goddess of communication and new endeavours. Iris is represented by a rainbow, the universal sign of hope, and things getting better.
When you choose Iris Virtual Assistants you can be confident that our VAs
have over 5 years experience in a Personal Assistant/Virtual Assistant/office management role
are registered data controllers with the ICO
hold professional indemnity insurance
are proactive self-starters used to working to deadlines
guarantee discretion and confidentiality